Time to adopt legislation to address the human cost of low prices
Since 2018, there have been three attempts to pass modern slavery legislation in Canada—one in the House and two in the Senate. These bills died when elections were called in 2019 and 2021. A fourth will be tabled as soon as Parliament resumes.
At a G7 Summit last month, International Trade Minister Mary Ng, pictured Nov. 16, signed a statement promising action on forced labour. The issue is global, and too complex and structural to be fixed by any one country’s intervention, write Independent Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne and Liberal MP John McKay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade